WASHINGTON -- I have been following the pledging of combat tanks to Ukraine by the European allies. It is impressive. I do not think it is an exaggeration to claim that Vladimir Putin's war of aggression in Ukraine has roused all Europe's wrath. Even little Portugal has gotten into the act.
I think it is long past time for Putin to come to the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The song, now almost an anthem I believe, begins thus:
"Are you a boy, or are you a girl?
"With your long blond hair you look like a girl.
"Yeah, you look like a girl.
"You may be a boy (Hey) you look like a girl."
The song was composed by Geoffrey Morris and performed by the aptly named group The Barbarians. Their...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba of Uganda has announced to the world via his Twitter account that he is offering Italy's prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, a dowry of 100 cows if she will marry him. Kainerugaba is the 48-year-old son of Uganda's prime minister, and his Twitter account is taken very seriously, especially in Uganda. In other ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- I am engaged in reading a very fine book by my colleague, Paul Kengor. It was written six years ago, so do not feel bad if you missed it. You still have time.
It is called "A Pope and a President." It covers the lives of John Paul II and Ronald Reagan, and, as its coverage is chronological, I just read its treatment of the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Norman Mailer once told me that the American people respect an eminence merely for growing old. I believe he was right, and as I am growing older, I am even counting on it.
Think of Jimmy Carter, the worst president in American history. He even outshined Warren Harding. Now he has turned 98 years of age, and even I admire him. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you will have a happy new year. My guess is that 2023 will be a particularly happy new year for those of us who live in nations that support the Western alliance. From all that I can tell, our ally, Ukraine, is winning in its struggle with the brutes now comfortably ensconced in the Kremlin...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It did not take the richest man in the world long to find himself in trouble with the American media. Elon Musk bought Twitter in October for $44 billion, and in no time found himself in the doghouse with the press for suspending writers from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. What was the cause of this imbroglio?
WASHINGTON -- The progressives -- once called liberals -- have a new target to hate. He is Elon Musk. By the way, the progressives have become very complacent about their targets for hatred. They hate Musk today, but it cannot be only because he is the richest man in the world. There is a tremendous competition to be the richest man in the world...Read more
WASHINGTON -- I have good news for my readers. I come with glad tidings. November was a month of clement weather throughout these United States. Not only that, but the weather reports for December are going to be even better. I predict the weather for December is going to be absolutely balmy, even tropical in our southern climes. Put away your ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The holiday season commences: Thanksgiving Day, and all the jokes about turkeys; Christmas Day, and all the gifts we give and receive; and finally New Year's Day, and all the bowl games, more food, more drink, leftover turkey and Pepto Bismol! Then finally, back to normalcy, knowing we shall do it all again next year. There is ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- I spent the last couple of weeks in Greece, namely Athens and Crete, cruising the Aegean waters and tasting the cuisine, which is superb, almost as superb as the ancient monuments. Frankly, the mendacity practiced on this side of the Atlantic during the recent election had become too much for me to tolerate. I needed a break from ...Read more